Brenda Lee (Fowler) Kuckelburg

Brenda Lee (Fowler) Kuckelburg
Date of Birth: December 22, 1960
Died on: October 21, 2018

On Sunday, October 21, 2018, Brenda Kuckelburg, loving wife and mother of three daughters, beloved daughter, sister & friend passed away at the age of 57.

Brenda was born on December 22, 1960 in Belle Fourche, SD to Everett and Lorraine (Schlomer) Fowler. On December 31, 1990, she married Craig Alan Kuckelburg. Together they lived in Aberdeen and raised three daughters, Rachel, Hanna and Allison.

She was a graduate of the Class of 1979 from Central High and obtained a Computer Operator Certificate from Presentation College.

Brenda always sought to help others, willing to give assistance when she was asked or saw a need. She had an extraordinary gift for designing and creating various types of crafts with fabric, yarn and clay. With these mediums, she created a multitude of amazing and unique pieces of art: quilts, wall hangings, cloth post cards, crocheted dollies, Afghans and scarfs. Her distinctive style of pottery is also remarkable, using leaves and crocheted dollies for imprinting the clay.

Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Everett M. Fowler. She is survived by her husband, Craig; three daughters, Rachel (Tyler) Brown of Aberdeen, Hanna Kuckelburg of Colton, SD and Allison Kuckelburg of Aberdeen; three grandchildren, Avalyn Brown, Silas Brown and Kenadee Kuckelburg; her mother, Lorraine Fowler of Selby and five sisters, twin-Belinda (James) Marcrum of The Colony, TX, Deborah (Dana) Barnes of Troutville, VA, Cynthia (Dwight) Luedtke of Troutville, VA, Susan (Brian) Flanery of Overland Park, KS, Sandra Fowler of Richland, WA, several nieces & nephews, her in-laws, Pat and Teresa Kuckelburg and brother-in-law, Cliff Kuckelburg.

The memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 1 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, 915 S. Dakota St., Aberdeen, Rev. D.T. Rawerts will officiate.

Memorials can be given to one of the following: WCCC (Walworth County Care Center) in Selby, SD or Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School in Aberdeen, SD or Great Plains Lutheran High School in Watertown, SD.

Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen.


  1. My deepest condolences to Craig and the family. I apologize for my late response, I just saw this. Again so sorry for your loss.

  2. Brenda,
    We met in 7th or 8th grade, at Holgate. U were the 1st person 2 Ever declare that U were my Best friend & gave me a “Friends Forever” bracelet. U threw my 16th Birthday wknd, in Ur cousin’s lakeside A-frame. In Jr. High, we had Lots of laughs w/Gary, Doug, Greg, Danny, (Ur neighbors), & other girls. I was with U the night U met Craig (we were All bowling, & he knocked down my last 3 pins, from the pit, b4 the ball got there. Dale introduced us! I was also there on Ur 1st date.
    My husband & I R so gr8ful 4 how kind U & especially Ali, were 2 R little Eddie, (who passed in my arns 5/29/2013).
    “Absent in the body, is Present with the Lord!” EVERYBODY play “I Will See You Again,” by Carrie Underwood on youtube. I know We Will! God Bless Craig, the girls, Cliff, Pat, Teresa, & Ur family & friends! Robert, myself, R son Brooks & R doggy Murphy, send Sympathy, Luv in Christ, & hugs!

  3. Bob and Shirley Guthmiller says:

    Bob and I are so sorry to hear about Brenda’s death She always had that pleasant smile when we greeted her in church. Heaven certainly gained an angel. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family. She was a special person and will be missed but she now has no more pain. Only joy being with our heavenly father.

  4. Peg Wunder says:

    I’m remembering how enjoyable my meetings with Brenda were. We had some good times concerning the art world in Mobridge–all the way from the shows to retrieving her work at The Art Bank when it closed. I want you, her family, to know that she was a delightful person and very talented. I loved her pottery that she imprinted with doilies. Be proud that she was a part of your lives. She was a wonderful person.

  5. Georgia Smith says:

    Craig, I’m sorry for the loss of your wife. This is Georgia Nerison (Smith); we were neighbors growing up and graduated together. I knew Brenda, but unfortunately not well. I’m sure she was a special person and a great mother. I can only imagine the wonderful memories you made together. I just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you and your family in this difficult time.

  6. Jackie Odegard says:

    Craig. This is Jackie Karsky (Odegard). We went to school together. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you, your family, and your wife are in my thought and prayers. Wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  7. Laurel Busch says:

    I won’t forget the night we had supper at Scotty’s when Gary was in town. I enjoyed that so very much. You truly were a beautiful person inside and out. You will be missed alot. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you, and your Family. May God give them strength to get through this very hard time. God Bless with all my love

  8. Brenda was a very special person. I’m so glad Craig that the two of you joined our family lunches in Redfield over the past years. I had a picture come through this morning that we took a year ago there today at Leo’s cafe. She will be missed. My sympathy and prayers to you and the girls and extended family. May God give you peace and comfort in this time of grieving.

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